Tuesday, March 01, 2011

TAM Docents: Specialized Tours

Hello Docents-

I would like to feature some of your specialized tours to the public. We want to focus on the weekdays as weekends will already pull people in (though we might add the public tours then later). What I need from you is: 1) a brief description of your tour content (I have waited to ask so that you would have some time to come up with some basic ideas). This does not need to be overly detailed and it would be great if you worked with the other docents in your topic to come up with something that works for all of you. 2) weekday days and times for your specialized tour between March 16 – the close of the exhibition May 31. I will then take a look at what works with the Event Calendar and let you know the final choices. You may tour solo or as topic groups. You may offer a topic each month. Just determine what you would like to do and I will see what I can make happen.

I know this is an unusual approach and I appreciate you working with me on making this possible. Once we get specialized tour times and descriptions up, we might also get group tours asking for them so it will market the options as well.

Below is what I have in terms of docents and topics. If you do not see your name, pick a topic and let me know (your topic can even be different than any of those below). If I have you down for the incorrect topic, that is also worth emailing me about.


Docent 1

Docent 2

Docent 3

Special Rockwell Topic

Randi Kander

Rockwell and Children

Gaard Logan

Linda Flatley

Sue Stibbe

Saturday Evening Post

Errol Alexander

Barbara Abegg

An American Agent of Change: Norman Rockwell & The Man within the Painter: Rockwell Speaks Back

Karin Morris

Judi Keyser

Social Change

Sharon Berens

Sanjeev Narang

Elizabeth Walsh

4 Freedoms

Margaret Upshaw

Rose Oliveira

Sue Stibbe

Small Town America

Liliana Franz

American Social Change

Cathy Wiggins

Changing image of women in Norman Rockwell’s America

Barbara Beaver

Norman Rockwell: The Early Years


Thanks for all that you do for Tacoma Art Museum! I think we need to all get together for a social occasion / celebration once Rockwell is through. You really deserve it. I am so proud that you are all so generously jumping in for the tours! I think that is a little bit of moisture in the corner of my eye.

Best regards,



Jana Wennstrom | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs

& Interim Director of Education


T: 253.272.4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402




American Chronicles: The Art of


February 26 – May 30, 2011


courage – family – innocence – freedom – history



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